But just like any career, it’s important to be personally READY for what’s ahead of you.
If you’re thinking of starting a career on superyachts, we’ve got 4 questions you should ask yourself.
If you can give each of these a hearty “yes” -- or even an “I think so!” - then yachting is a...
In the world of superyachts, it’s not cold-calls or sending resumes to human resources departments.
If you want to work on a yacht, you’ll need to start with some solid dockwalking.
So what is dockwalking?
Ultimately, it’s just what it sounds like: walking around marinas and talking to boat captains and crew in the hopes of finding yourself a job.
Dockwalking can be tiring. It can take persistence and...
If you’re far from home on a superyacht, you might be wondering how you can feel festive when you’re not with family or close friends.
Yachts are often booked with guest trips over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to take time off to travel home.
How can you make the most of the holiday season when you’re working on a...
Working on a superyacht can be a dream career, but it also requires a wide range of diverse skills!
Whether you want to work in engineering, as a deckhand, or in the interior department, you’ll likely be asked to chip in on an assortment of tasks and projects.
Building a wide-ranging skillset will set you apart and help prepare you to succeed.
You’ll be required to take a number of courses in safety before you can qualify for a yachting job, but you can also mix...
Antigua in the Caribbean is one of the hot spots for the yachting community. So if Florida is really not your thing, or you just want a little more adventure, Antigua might be a fun, tropical place to base yourself for job hunting!
Here’s what you need to know to start your job hunt in Antigua:
Be aware of current immigration...
If you haven’t already booked your flights and bought tickets for the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show, add it to your to-do list!
This year’s show happens October 30 - November 3, 2019, and it’s hands-down the biggest opportunity in the U.S. to find a job, build your network and learn about the industry.
But don’t just show up and hope for the best!
Maybe you like to smoke a little weed in your off-time. It gives you a pleasant high, you don't get a hangover, and hey, you're from a place where it's legal.
But what about smoking pot on that yacht you're about to work on?
Is it legal? And if not, what are the consequences?
Can you smoke on shore on your time off the boat?
These are good questions to ask before you start that first job on a superyacht.
In Canada and several U.S. states, pot is legal for recreational use and...
Well, here’s a quick breakdown of the key differences between working on a superyacht and working on a cruise ship.
First off, cruise ships are owned by large corporations and filled with thousands of guests. This means that the guests...
While this job requires creativity and flexibility it’s also a great opportunity if you're a restaurant or private chef looking for a new exciting career direction.
If you love food and cooking but don't have any formal experience, you could also consider starting on a small yacht as a chef/steward/ess.
Read on and learn about...
Welcome back to our Best Things About series, where we dive in and share a little more information about what it’s like to work different positions on a yacht.
Today, we’re back to highlight some of the things crew love about working in the deckhand job!
Living and working on a superyacht means that you’ll go to some incredibly beautiful places and see some amazing sights.
But working as deck crew ALSO means that you’re outside to experience...